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We anticipate that there will be spots for 1-2 new graduate students (M.S. or Ph.D) in Fall 2018. Well-qualified applicants will have a strong quantitative background. Programming experience in Matlab or other languages is also a plus. Applicants with a non-traditional background for geoscience (e.g. physics, applied mathematics, engineering) are also encouraged to apply. Potential applicants should contact John Shaw (shaw84@uark.edu) for more details. In the email, please describe your interests in sedimentology and stratigraphy, relevant test scores and course work, as well as a little about yourself. See http://graduate-recruitment.uark.edu/applying/degree-seeking.php for more details on the application process, and http://fulbright.uark.edu/departments/geosciences/graduate/index.php for available degree programs in our department.

Potential post-docs are also encouraged to contact me. We will most likely need to build a customized funding plan to support you.

The application deadline is January 15, 2018. Application materials can be found on the department webpage.

Collecting aerial photos of migrating dunes in the North Loup River, Nebraska

Collecting aerial photos of migrating dunes in the North Loup River, Nebraska

“If we were inhabitants of another element – if the great ocean were our domain, instead of the narrow limits of the land, our difficulties [as geologists] would be considerably lessened; while, on the other hand, there can be little doubt, although the reader may, perhaps, smile at the bare suggestion of such an idea, that an amphibious being, who should possess our faculties, would still more easily arrive at sound theoretical opinions in geology, since he might behold, on the one hand, the decomposition of rocks in the atmosphere, and the transportation of matter by running water; and, on the other, examine the deposition of sediment in the sea, and the imbedding of animal remains in new strata. he might ascertain, by direct observation, the action of a mountain torrent, as well as of a marine current; might compare the products of volcanos on the land with those poured out beneath the waters; and might mark, on the one hand, the growth of the forest, and on the other that of the coral reef.”
Charles Lyell, Principles of Geology, vol. 1 (1830)
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